Path and Nike FuelBand Pair Up, Flaunting the Benefits of a Private AP - Mike Isaac - Social. Facebook and Twitter rose to prominence in part because they played so nicely with others.
Yes, the sites were great products first. But they became even better platforms, opening their application programming interfaces to let third-party developers integrate their services. And as the platform era matured, open APIs practically became en vogue. But there is still value in being exclusive. Path, for instance, is perhaps a prime example of this. Flipboard Planning To Release Android Beta For Everyone Who Doesn’t Have A Galaxy S III. One of the nice little surprises at Samsung’s Galaxy S III unveiling in London was that the device would be preloaded with the fabled Android version of the Flipboard social magazine app.
The news came from out of the blue — while the iOS version has garnered plenty of acclaim and some nifty new updates, Android users were (largely) left out in the cold. Now it appears that the app will soon be finding its way onto other Android devices, but perhaps not in the way that most users would hope. Confidentiel : Evernote étend son partenariat avec Orange à Orange Business. Curation Service Storify Partners With Pulse In First-Ever Syndication Deal. Storify, the startup that lets anyone “curate” stories from around the web by collecting posts from social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, is today announcing its first-ever syndication deal.
Through a new partnership with popular news reader Pulse, Storify’s curated feeds will now appear within Pulse’s app, allowing readers to subscribe to curated stories from a number of sources across tech, politics, social media and more. For those unfamiliar with Storify, the service offers a different way to tell stories for the digital age. Instead of writing a blog post or producing a video, for example, Storify’s news tellers create timelines of content pulled in from third-party services including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, and more.
It’s an entirely new way to present information for consumption, ideal for news readers’ shorter attention spans prompted by the never-ending stream of content coming from dozens of sources simultaneously. Spotify Has Snagged 4 Million New Users In Six Weeks. GetGlue integrates with Tumblr and creates blog widgets. Upstart Search Engine DuckDuckGo Gets Prominent Placement in Opera Browser. Two of my favorite tech underdogs, the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo and the desktop version of Opera’s browser, have finally banded together.
While most browsers only feature the most popular three or four search engines in their default search engine list, Opera’s latest release now also includes DuckDuckGo as an option next to the likes of Google, Bing and Yahoo. That’s a major win for a small search engine that hasn’t really made a large splash outside of the tech community yet (though it was named one of the “50 Best Websites of 2011” by Time magazine recently). Neither the Opera nor the DuckDuckGo teams would discuss the terms of this deal. DuckDuckGo has been around for a while now, but it feels like it has only really been hitting its stride over the last few months. Thanks to a focus on privacy and ease of use, the site has found quite a few fans recently. Announcing the Punchfork Recipe API and a Search Partnership with DuckDuckGo. Jul 2011 We’re excited to share two major announcements: , we’re releasing our brand new Recipe API , which allows anyone to integrate recipes into their website or app. , we’ve partnered with search engine DuckDuckGo to provide zero-click recipes directly on search result pages—all powered by the Punchfork API.
If you’ve never tried DuckDuckGo, you’re missing out. It’s super fast, privacy conscious, and it eschews tangential features to focus like a laser on one thing: delivering high-quality, spam-free search results. Bigpoint partners with Mail.Ru Group to take its online games to Russia. Bigpoint, the German online gaming outfit, has signed a partnership with Russia’s Mail.Ru Group, which will see the two companies offer select gaming titles on each of their respective portals.
The idea is to help Bigpoint expose its wares to the Russian speaking markets, while Mail.Ru gets broader European distribution. Targeting Russian speaking gamers, Mail.Ru will house Bigpoint games including Farmerama, DarkOrbit, Seafight and Battlestar Galactica Online. Additionally, they’ll be integrated into the Mail.Ru Group’s social networks, Odnoklassniki and My World. In return, visitors to Bigpoint.com, which claims 200 million registered users, will be able to access MMORPGs such as Legend Legacy of the Dragons, Juggernaut, Empire Craft, and GodsWar Online. It’s a smart deal for both companies but Bigpoint potentially has the most to gain.
Instagram Finally Gets A Better Website — For The Grammys. A Sign Of What’s To Come? When it comes to Instagram, there are generally two complaints: 1) there’s no Android app yet. 2) the web experience is severely lacking.
Today they’ve finally taken a stab at the latter. Well, sort of. The Instagram team has put together a what they’re calling a “microsite” as a subdomain of their main website. Apple Just Handed Twitter The Keys To The iOS Kingdom — Here’s Twitter’s Take. When we first broke the news that iOS 5 would come with Twitter integration, I wasn’t thinking big enough.
Based on the fairly vague (but credible) information I had, I figured it was mainly based around the Twitter Photos product which Twitter was rushing to get out in time. Turns out it goes much, much deeper. Dropbox Partners With Softbank, Sony Ericsson to Build Asia, Europe Growth. Dropbox Inc., the Web storage provider with 25 million users, signed deals with mobile carrier Softbank Corp. (9984) and handset maker Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB to attract more customers in Asia and Europe.
The agreement means Dropbox’s file-sharing application will be preloaded on two phones running on Softbank’s network in Japan in early June, said Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, head of mobile business development at Dropbox, in an interview. Sony Ericsson is building the app into devices that will be sold in 10 countries in Europe and Asia. The partnerships are the first for San Francisco-based Dropbox, a startup whose app has surged in popularity as consumers turn to smartphones to take pictures, create videos and listen to music.
The app lets users store and access their content from any computer, phone or tablet with a Web connection. Alt Search Engine blekko Partners with Flipboard for RSS Search. This morning, alternative search engine service blekko announced a partnership with hot iPad social magazine Flipboard to power its content searches.
Under the new deal, users looking for new content to subscribe to within Flipboard can discover and browse for items by keyword. The content will come from RSS feeds, the Web feed format used to publish regularly updated news in a structured format.